Sportswear brand Reebok has teamed up with a selection of international 'it' stores to come up with 20 special editions for the 20th anniversary of its Pump sneaker.
The shoe, which debuted in the US in 1989, was mainly made famous by the NBA's basketball players Dominique Wilkins or Dee Brown who wore the Pump in a slam dunk contest that saw the premier of his now legendary No-Look dunk. Similarly iconic status of a basketball shoe was only achieved by Nike's Air Force One (which in 2007 celebrated its 25th birthday with hundreds of special models) or Converse's Weapon.
Now, Reebok is releasing reissues of the Pump with different editions going on sale worldwide. Here is the list of stores that participated in the design process and will each start selling their own model November 20:
Asia: atmos (Tokyo), Kasina (Seoul), Juice (Hong Kong)
North America: Stolen Riches (Toronto), A.R.C. (New York), KICKS/HI (Hawaii), UNDEFEATED (L.A.), Bodega (Boston), Saint Alfred (Chicago), HUF (San Francisco), Commonwealth (Virginia), Packer Shoes (New Jersey)
Europe: Size? (London), Sneakersnstuff (Stockholm), Patta (Amsterdam), colette (Paris), Solebox (Berlin), Hanon (Scotland), 24 Kilates (Barcelona)
Oceania: Espionage (Sydney)
The special-edition shoe sells for around €140. A film documenting the Pump's history, shot by Colin O'Toole, has also been released online.
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